A DELEGATION from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will hear the views of the Falklands public next week, on the subject of the ICRC’s possible future humanitarian mission to identify the remains of fallen Argentine soldiers at Darwin Cemetery.
This first visit is described as a scoping mission to enable assessment of the logistical and technical requirements for carrying out the task.
Within the schedule planned for the four members of the group, they will have the chance to chat with Islanders at a public meeting at Goose Green at the club at 1630 on June 29, and in Stanley at the Chamber of Commerce on June 30.
They arrive in the Islands on June 27 and will reside at Malvina House Hotel and that night will meet with Members of the Legislative Assembly and the Governor.
Their first meeting the next day (June 28) will be with the Director of Public Works and then with MLAs, the Chief Executive, the Argentine cemetery caretaker and later with Eric Goss MBE, farm manager at Goose Green in the 1982 war.
They will travel to Darwin on June 29 and June 30 and have technical and logistical discussions with FIG and landowners on July 1 and logistical discussions with the private sector.
The group, comprising Laurent Corbaz, Edmond Corthesy, Morris Tidball-Binz and Oran Finegan are scheduled to depart on July 2.
MLAs have stated that all parties concerned recognise, “this is a sensitive subject for all involved.”